Posts Tagged ‘Financial crisis’

Delusions and the State

January 6, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

As the giant regulatory octopus reaches into every nook and cranny (more…)

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Carlyle Quants in Bridgewater Bailiwick

July 9, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Risk-parity investing is not a household term. At least, not yet. (more…)

Fannie Freddie Common Security: Even Bigger?

May 13, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (more…)

The Joy of Randomness

April 9, 2013

Chidem Kurdas

That’s one of the lessons (more…)

JP Morgan Volatility Trade

April 4, 2013

Back in 2010, a time when the extreme gyrations of (more…)

Cerberus SPV Attracted Customers

October 11, 2012

An emergency special-purpose vehicle set up in the 2009 crisis to contain assets considered toxic (more…)

Closed Centaurus Fund’s Upside

March 30, 2011

In the middle of the financial meltdown in December 2008, Centaurus Alpha Fund went down like so many other funds. Investors rejected the management’s lockup proposal and so the firm decided to close the fund. Selling the assets in the portfolio and returning the money to investors took years. Meanwhile, of course, markets recovered.  (more…)